All year: “Preserve the Pensions,” presented by the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Archives, and the genealogical community, to digitize War of 1812 pension files through 2015.
All year: The Arlington Public Library has a genealogy and local history department that includes a print and microfilm collection. Hours are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and closed on Sunday during the summer. Address is 101 E. Abram St., 817-459-6900.
All year: The Euless Public Library has genealogy resources, including Fold3, formerly known as Footnote, which is an online military database, and Newsbank, which provides access to newspapers and other news sources. Hours are 10 a.m- 5p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5p.m. Sunday. Address is 201 N. Ector Drive, 817-685-1480.
All year: The Fort Worth Public Library houses an extensive genealogy collection and has software and reference material available for genealogists. Hours are 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Address is 500 W. Third St., 817-392-7701.
Sep. 7: National Archives Southwest Region: Friday Freebies, “Where did he go? “by Sandra Crowley. The National Archives at Fort Worth hosts free genealogical workshops the first Friday of the month from 12 noon to 1 p.m. at Montgomery Plaza, 2600 West 7th St., Suite 162, Fort Worth, 76107. Space is limited. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org to attend. Attendees may bring a sack lunch. Call (817) 831-5620 with questions. All workshops are free.
Sep. 7-8: Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center, open 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesdays – Saturdays. In addition to providing exhibits, museum staff and volunteers can help patrons with genealogy. Donations requested. Located at 102 N. Main St, Mansfield, 76063, (817) 473-4250 or email@example.com
Sep. 8: Arlington Family History Center, 3809 Curt Drive, Arlington, 76016, 817-446-7088. Volunteers provide free genealogy help. Hours of operation are Wednesday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Thursday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Sep. 8: Visit Heritage Park, 201 Cullum Drive in Euless. Free tours second Saturday of every month from 1-5 p.m. Group tours can be scheduled on a different day depending on staff availability. Tour the Fuller House, the first brick home in Euless which is now a museum; the Himes Log House, built in the 1850s; and the McCormick Barn, built in 1919. For more information call 817-685-1649 or email Ofa “Mary” Faiva-Siale, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sep. 8: Dallas Genealogical Society general meeting, 1st Floor Auditorium J. Erik Jonnson Central Library, 1515 Young St., Dallas. The meeting begins at 10:30 a.m. with coffee, snacks and conversation, followed by the 11 a.m. business meeting on the budget and ending with an 11:30 a.m. presentation, “The Haywood’s – Bridging the Past, Present and Future” by Pamela Moore. Call 214-670-1400.
Through Sep. 11: Registration for Texas Hispanic Genealogical and Historical Conference: Los Caminos del Rio will be held Oct. 11-14 on South Padre Island. The conference will feature speakers, tours, sightseeing and plenty of networking functions. Conference registration is $75 and must be paid by Sep. 11. All fees for tours and banquet must also be paid by Sep. 11. Contact Annie Barrera at 956-454-9419 or Ofelia Olsson at email@example.com with questions.
Through Sep. 30: Enter 2012 Dallas Genealogical Society writing contest. This competition is for original material that has not been previously published. The contest is open to members and non-members.
Through Oct. 31: Tickets on sale for “Stars and Lights Gala: A Timeless Journey,” Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at the K-Star Ranch in Mansfield, from 6-10 p.m. This event raises funds for the Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center. Tickets are $75 each. Call 817-473-4250 for more information.
Nov. 1-3: Registration now open for the Texas State Genealogical Society annual conference in Fort Worth.
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